Solve Spring Allergy Problems: Tips to Boost Indoor Air Quality
As the door closes on cold and flu season, allergy season springs to life, much to the chagrin of allergy sufferers and loved ones with respiratory issues. Solve spring allergy problems this season, and all through the year, with these tips to boost indoor air quality in your home.
DIY indoor air quality tips
Good house-cleaning habits, preventive measures and regular light maintenance do wonders for reducing and alleviating allergy symptoms. Here are a handful of points to keep in mind:
- Change the furnace filter regularly. This helps reduce airborne allergens and contaminants and boosts cooling and heating performance for energy savings.
- Implement a “no shoes” policy in your household. Removing shoes at the entryway prevents the tracking of all sorts of nasty contaminants and allergens throughout the home.
- Seal up mattresses and box springs with vinyl coverings to hinder the spread of dust mites.
- Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to prevent dust and debris from re-entering indoor air.
- Reduce clutter as much as possible. Cluttered shelves and tables collect dust, and make cleaning more burdensome.
Whole-house solutions to solve spring allergy problems
Consider implementing a whole-house approach for boosting indoor air quality using whole-house air cleaners, ventilation and/or dehumidification.
- Ventilation boosts indoor air quality by replacing stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. A whole-house heat recovery ventilator (HRV) exchanges heat energy and moisture between fresh supply air and stale discharging air, providing an affordable means to ventilate your home and help control humidity.
- Whole-house air cleaners are available as air filtration systems (HEPA); gas-phase filters (carbon sorbent) that capture odors; UV light systems that destroy or deactivate contaminants; electronic air cleaners that remove allergens from the air like a magnet; and air purification systems that use a combination of two or more of these methods. Also, whole-house air cleaning systems significantly boost cooling and heating performance for greater energy savings.
- Whole-house dehumidifiers regulate indoor moisture to maintain optimal humidity levels during the cooling months, which helps control mold growth.
For more information on how you can solve spring allergy problems in your home, contact Sobieski Services today. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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